Teachers are stepping up to the plate

Dear Friends,
All of us at Gloucester Education Foundation hope that you’re well and safe at home with loved ones.
GEF’s work is made possible by you, our community of supporters and friends, including a recent project we’ve spearheaded to make Personal Protective Equipment in our school 3-D printer labs for front-line workers.
See below for details about this important project.
Click here to contribute now. Thank you for helping to make it happen with your past and ongoing support.
We appreciate you, we miss you, and we are looking forward to a time when we can all be together again.
With Gratitude,
Aria McElhenny
Executive Director
Gloucester Face Shield Project
Gloucester Education Foundation has organized an effort to manufacture face shields and provide them for free to protect local front line workers against the coronavirus.
Teachers Amy Donnelly and Dave Brown at O’Maley Innovation Middle School, and Kurt Lichtenwald, Tim Quinn and John Barry at Gloucester High School are making 100 shields per day using 3-D printers in the school STEM and engineering labs. Gloucester High School engineering program graduates have recently joined in the effort and are volunteering their time to help.
Thanks to our incredible teachers and volunteers, over 500 shields have been distributed to local agencies and families, free of charge. Often those delivering the shields are met with tears of relief and gratitude from the recipient.
If you know someone in need of face shields, please email larissa@thinkthebest.org
To support purchase of supplies and equipment for the project, please consider making a donation on our GoFundMe Campaign.
Recipients so far Include:
Addison Gilbert Hospital, Gloucester Healthcare, Seacoast Nursing Home, SeniorCare, Den-Mar Health, The Open Door, Blackburn Primary Care, Harvard Vanguard, Willow Rest, Bayview Post Office, Seasons of Danvers, Gloucester Police Department, New England Center for the Deaf and more.
We need your help
to get more face shields out to front line workers! Click below to give.
Thank you.
MANY THANKS to our hard working teachers, volunteers and partners, without whom this project would not be possible.
John Barry
Gregg Bach
Lynne Beattie
Dave Brown
Carol Cafasso
Kathy Clancy
James Cook
Ted Costa
Mark Decristoforo
Amy Donnelly
Kurt Lichtenwald
Austin Monell
Tim Quinn
Joe Rosa
Maggie Rosa
Dr. Richard Safier
Senator Bruce Tarr
Mayor Sefatia Romeo Theken
Gloucester Education Foundation | http://www.thinkthebest.org | 978.282.5550 | emailus@thinkthebest.org

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